Michelle Diener has combined alien abduction, rogue AI, intergalactic civilization, and a love story all in one tight package with Dark Horse. I read this some time ago and I still find myself pondering the story, the collection of seemingly disparate entities bound together in a tapestry that just works.
Part of the charm for me is that the aliens doing the abducting are the bad guys and much of the story is told from the perspective of a completely different set of aliens. The rogue AI is just icing on the cake which lets the good-guy aliens “capture” – sort of – one of the most closely guarded secret warships in space.
Rather than spoiler the heck out of a nicely told tale of derring-do set in the farthest reaches of space, let me just suggest you grab a sample and see what you think. I enjoyed the heck ouf of this one and grabbed book two in the series as soon as it dropped. In writing this review I just noticed book three is out there as well, so if you like a series, this one might be the next one on your TBR pile.
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
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